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The Pub / Re: Banned!
« on: November 06, 2009, 11:17:35 PM »
but they are mean as hell. Best to be on their side.

Meanwhile, I'm wily and charming. I think. Ahh, hell. :)

Equipment and Software / Re: How do you chill your wort?
« on: November 06, 2009, 11:16:21 PM »
My mom bought this for my birthday the year I started brewing and I still use it to this day.*GB7H81&p_id=9002&xm=on&ppinc=dave2full
Funny thing was she gave it to me when I stopped over in Orlando for a flight to Key West. I travelled on flights to and from Key West with this in my bags. Wonder if the TSA would let me do that today!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week?
« on: November 06, 2009, 11:03:39 PM »
I smoke all the mlat over apple wood and sparge with apple cider. It is an interesting beer.

Just wait.. there's an article coming in for Zymurgy before too long about this one crazy Falcon who built his own smoker, smoked about 65 lbs of malt over 5 different types of wood and then handed out bags of it to everyone in the club to see what they could do with it. (I wish I was retired and had the time to do that!)

And kloster, there's a recipe over on the Wiki that I think is either mine or based on mine - Tasty stuff.

The Pub / Re: Banned!
« on: November 06, 2009, 10:29:43 PM »
Otherwise, I have the power....

Until you and I engage in a deadly power struggle, old man.  :D

Then it will probably be Lindsay and Kate's (really isn't it already though?)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week?
« on: November 06, 2009, 10:26:01 PM »
So Drew, how does one handle that situation.

I just handled it in a very low key way. He was actually pretty cool about it and wasn't really looking to hassle me, so I just brought him into the back and showed him around. Showed him the book I wrote as proof that "No really, this is legitimate!"

If he'd been a dick, I probably wouldn't have handled it as well.

As for the recipe... from memory

10 gallons ~1.040, 13 IBUs

14 lbs Maris Otter Malt
0.25 lb Flaked Oats
0.25 lb Flaked Wheat (cause I was short on oats)
1lb Caravienne Malt
0.5 lb Custom Smoked Apple Wood Malt

Mash - 156 for 60, batch sparge, etc.
Boil - 90 minutes

0.25 oz Magnum (12.9% AA - pellets) for 60 minutes
1.oz Sourveign 4.9%AA Pellets for 30 minutes

WLP Manchester

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week?
« on: November 06, 2009, 07:32:10 PM »
Nope, but apparently I have a nosy neighbor who was so overpowered by the smell of a boiling mild that they called the cops to investigate a weird smell.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week?
« on: November 06, 2009, 07:26:44 PM »
Well, I did it.. I brewed an Apple Smoked Pale Mild with the WLP Manchester yeast and earned a visit from the cops as well!

So every year we choose to remember our brewing comrade Doug King who passed away while transporting festival/band gear for the Maltose Falcons. Doug was the go to guy for us. If there was an event, a festival, a brew session, Doug was there helping out and teaching. (Doug was even the guy who taught me all-grain brewing)

Doug had a weird and wacky brewing spirit. Probably most famous for a clone beer called DougWeiser - The Beer of Kings, he added everything you could to a beer. Nothing in the kitchen was safe - leftover tortillas? in the mash! rye bread? in the mash! chocolate birthday cake? - in the mash (after scraping off the frosting!)

In that spirit we encourage everyone to enter our little competition. The rules are simple - If it's a lager or if it's weird it has a home here. This year we're also doing an Imperial Anything category (with classes for 1.080-1.100 and 1.100+) as well as a "Custom Home Smoked Malt Challenge" - if you smoke your own malt at home (or get some from an industrious friend) enter this style!

Details on

Entry size - 2 bottles (or anything equivalent.. e.g. kegs, growlers, pet bottles, carbonator bottles, etc)
Entry cost - $5
Entries due: January 9th, 2010

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Draught Beer Quality Manual
« on: November 05, 2009, 12:30:48 AM »
What are you using for a filter?

Up at the top, under your name, do the Unread and Replies links get you close?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Way to go!
« on: November 04, 2009, 10:31:20 PM »
I shaved off my beard!

Is a hippie without his beard still a hippie? Hmm....

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week?
« on: November 04, 2009, 10:30:41 PM »
Its funny.. I'm completely planning on brewing tomorrow. Ain't got a clue what. Suppose I'll have to look through the yeast and malt supplies when I get home.

Ingredients / Re: Inspired by Oyster Stout...
« on: November 04, 2009, 10:03:27 PM »
I wish I could remember all the variations that he did, but at the Chicago AHA convention (2005?), Larry Bell had a few different stouts include one that included mushrooms. Another had a weird chinese placenta extract in it that he found in the hotel mini-bar on his honeymoon in China. Another was a Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout.. so there's definitely some room to mess around in there!

Beer Travel / Re: I love the AHA Pub Discount!!!
« on: November 04, 2009, 09:39:18 PM »

If you've got suggestions for new places, the AHA staff is always looking to add!

Send an email to Kathryn ( with your ideas

Beer Recipes / Re: Homebrewopedia Beer Recipes
« on: November 04, 2009, 07:21:35 PM »
As you're adding recipes - Don't forget to credit your recipe sources!

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